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Thu September 6, 2018

Amber Allen | Far Out

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ZK Gallery is pleased to present Far Out, an exhibition of recent works by emerging artist Amber Allen. This show marks Allen’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, and the opening reception for the artist will be held on Thursday, September 6th, from 5:30 to 8:00pm at our San Francisco gallery.

For her new works, Allen has drawn inspiration from images of early spaceflight, classic science fiction, and the toys, objects and foods that were inspired by them. In Far Out, Allen communicates her hopes for the future, and her concern for the present, with nostalgic images inspired by the beginning of humanity’s space age. In one piece, an astronaut in a vintage silver space suit holds his head in apparent exasperation or despair, the interpretation up to the viewer. In other works, space-themed toys sit peacefully, “futuristic” foods float in abstract fields devoid of gravity, and other pieces allude to the history of space travel.

As we stand on the brink of a new chapter of space exploration, Allen looks back at the visions humanity had for its future. While Far Out is a cautionary tale of the risks in bringing our old ways with us, it also contains the wonder to be found in exploring the cosmos, as we reach beyond our limited world.

A graduate from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Amber Allen is a contemporary painter who works primarily with oil paints. Her main inspirations are her Jewish heritage and her love of scientific theory, astronomy, and science fiction. Allen has exhibited work in solo and group shows in California and South Carolina and now paints full time at her studio in the San Francisco Bay Area.?
ZK Gallery is pleased to present Far Out, an exhibition of recent works by emerging artist Amber Allen. This show marks Allen’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, and the opening reception for the artist will be held on Thursday, September 6th, from 5:30 to 8:00pm at our San Francisco gallery.

For her new works, Allen has drawn inspiration from images of early spaceflight, classic science fiction, and the toys, objects and foods that were inspired by them. In Far Out, Allen communicates her hopes for the future, and her concern for the present, with nostalgic images inspired by the beginning of humanity’s space age. In one piece, an astronaut in a vintage silver space suit holds his head in apparent exasperation or despair, the interpretation up to the viewer. In other works, space-themed toys sit peacefully, “futuristic” foods float in abstract fields devoid of gravity, and other pieces allude to the history of space travel.

As we stand on the brink of a new chapter of space exploration, Allen looks back at the visions humanity had for its future. While Far Out is a cautionary tale of the risks in bringing our old ways with us, it also contains the wonder to be found in exploring the cosmos, as we reach beyond our limited world.

A graduate from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Amber Allen is a contemporary painter who works primarily with oil paints. Her main inspirations are her Jewish heritage and her love of scientific theory, astronomy, and science fiction. Allen has exhibited work in solo and group shows in California and South Carolina and now paints full time at her studio in the San Francisco Bay Area.?
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